“In the city’s hands for almost three decades, the vacant, landmarked Kingsbridge Armory—the world’s largest, built in 1917 for the National Guard—is still empty, despite a deal seemingly sealed in 2012.”
An otherwise successful city program hasn’t been able to get one Bronx landlord to get a troubled building back into acceptable shape.
The cluster program is widely criticized as expensive and disruptive. So far the new administration has yet to propose an alternative, but advocates have high hopes a plan is coming.
Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate’s Worst Landlords List and the city’s Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.
Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they’re spending on the filtration plant.
While not ruling out joining the group, the new District 11 councilmember—and self-described progressive—says he plans to focus on bread-and-butter issues.